THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

Category: SPORTS

Ex-NBA Star Brandon Roy SHOT while Protecting Kids in LA


Former NBA All-Star guard Brandon Roy was injured in a shooting over the weekend in the Los Angeles area, according to authorities.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joseph Williams said Wednesday that Roy was one of four people shot in Compton on Saturday.

He said Roy and the three other victims were attending a party when two men walked up and opened fire without saying a word.

Williams said all four victims were shot in the upper body but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting. No arrests have been made.

The Portland Trail Blazers, with whom Roy spent the majority of his career, issued a statement on Tuesday night:

“Like many others, we’re just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California. According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.”

Roy played five seasons in Portland before retiring in 2011 because of ongoing trouble with his knees. He attempted a comeback in 2012 and appeared in five regular-season games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, before undergoing another knee surgery. He was released in March 2013.

Roy took over Seattle’s Nathan Hale’s boys’ basketball program in 2016 and was named the Naismith National High School Coach of the Year after leading his team to an undefeated (29-0) record during the regular season.

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself in Prison


BOSTON — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.

Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement.

The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about an hour later.

Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit in the maximum security state prison. He hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to a cell window, Fallon said.

Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items, Fallon said.

Hernandez was moved to tears on Friday after he was acquitted of the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. Just before his acquittal, Hernandez was seen blowing kisses to the little girl he fathered with fiance Shayanna Jenkins. Cameras captured the tender exchange.

But, Hernandez was still serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his conviction in the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister.

Hernandez’s lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“We are aware of the reports, but I don’t anticipate that we will be commenting today,” a Patriots spokesman told ESPN Wednesday morning.

Hernandez’s death comes the same day the Patriots are making their visit to the White House today to mark their Super Bowl win. Team spokesman Stacey James said the Patriots were aware of the reports of Hernandez’s death but didn’t anticipate the club commenting Wednesday.

Massachusetts State Police remain on the scene investigating the death.

NBA Star Carmelo Anthony allegedly Got A Stripper Pregnant on wife Lala


Melo just taking L after L…
Should’ve just went to Chicago when he had the chance…

Word on the street is that Carmelo Anthony knocked up a stripper in NYC. The New York Knick apparently had been seeing this woman “often,” and now she’s allegedly claiming to be 6 & a half months pregnant.

Multiple sources tell us … the other woman often works at a gentlemen’s club in NYC, and we’re told she’s claiming to be 6 and a half months pregnant with Melo’s child.

We’re also told she has made it clear to Melo she expects him to kick in for medical expenses and other baby related costs.

Oddly, the sources claim the mistress’ pregnancy was not the deciding factor in their recent split, but La La is for sure PISSED. The pregnancy does pretty much guarantee any hopes of reconciliation are now dashed.

No word on the other factors that led to the split, but sources do say the couple has been on rocky terms for a while now.

Could This Be The New TWIN TOWERS – DeMarcus Boogie Cousins Trade to New Orleans


This could be Interesting!!!

It could be the new Twin Towers or it could be a National Disaster , we’ll see…

According to multiple reports and sources around the league, the Kings have officially traded away their franchise and superstar player, DeMarcus Cousins, to the New Orleans Pelicans.

He’ll now reunite with fellow Kentucky Wildcats legend, Anthony Davis, as the pair become an immediate summer free agency attraction. The 26-year-old is one year away from becoming an unrestricted free agent during the summer of 2018, as he’ll be looking to sign a super-max contract – upwards of $200 million. While Boogie has previously stated that he wanted to remain with the Kings and ink an extension, Sacramento was reluctant to fully invest in the star big man.

We’re just puzzled why they would announce the trade, just moments after All-Star Weekend – where he’s set to store his luggage for the next few years. This move now ensures the Brow’s transition back to his original position of the 4, as both star big men will be able to spread the court.

In our opinion, the team becomes worse for the 2017 season, after depleting their roster to land DeMarcus. Whether they’re able to attract key back-court free agents, will be their primary focus going forward, as the N.O. front office has made it clear that they’re in win-now mode.

New Orleans now has the best front-court tandem in the entire NBA, but sees their bench depleted with the move. They’ll obviously look to add pieces onto the team that now features Davis, Cousins and Jrue Holiday; who’s been able to maintain health and consistency throughout the year thus far.

College Basketball Player Punches Player Then Stomps Him During Game


NASHUA, N.H. — Police have charged two members of the Daniel Webster men’s basketball team after a fight during a game that required 25 officers to restore order.

Nashua authorities say guard Marquise Caudill assaulted a player from the opposing team Saturday and threatened an officer working a security detail who tried to stop him. They also said teammate Antwaun Boyd appeared to be inciting an already hostile crowd that had surrounded the officer.

Southern Vermont College was playing Daniel Webster, which forfeited the game. The official score was 2-0.

Caudill, 22, of Windsor, Connecticut, is being held on $50,000 cash bail on assault, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct charges. Boyd, 23, from Stamford, Connecticut, was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and released after bail was posted. It wasn’t immediately known if either is represented by a lawyer.

One other person, 43-year-old Elizabeth Morris of Malden, Massachusetts, also was charged in connection with the disturbance. She was released after bail was posted.